Cessna 180


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Cessna 180  
by Paul Del Gatto
from American Modeler
November 1963 
42in span
Tags: Scale IC R/C Cabin Civil
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Submitted to Outerzone: 01/06/2012
Outerzone planID: oz2984 | Filesize: 620KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: theshadow, fantasyflyer_plan_collection


About this Plan

Cessna 180 - Scale model for R/C. Cessna 180 from Hobby Helpers sheet 1163, dated 1963. Span is 42in. For single channel RC and a Cox TeeDee .049.

Quote: - "When the Cessna people designed the full-size craft they must have had novice radio control flyers in mind; their boxy high-winger scales down to a fine R/C project that takes most any 1-channel receiver. The Cessna 180 is particularly good for scale R/C. Its proportions provide the required stability. Model construction, despite the sleek appearance, is not much more difficult than the average..."

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I built one of these in about 1965. Mine flew very well with single channel rudder only escapement. Powered by a Fox 07 that pulled a little bigger prop than an 049, also ran better than a Cox reed valve motor. Mine was a little heavy, would fold up the weak landing gear and skid to a stop on the nose. Somebody offered me $20, a pretty high offer in 1965, and I let him have it. Lightened up a bit, with a better landing gear, electric would be the way to go nowadays.
DougSmith - 07/01/2015
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